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Reclaiming the night

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About 100 adults and children took part in the 21st annual Take Back the Night march to the downtown Peace Court. The Sept. 18 event mades a statement about ending violence against women and holding perpetrators responsible, said Michelle Batty, executive director of the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre and the Women’s Interval Home. Glenn Ogilvie

SMAA football results

Ethan Kerby (16) of the bantam division Optimist Club Lakeshore Grizzlies makes a long run for a touchdown while being cheered from the sidelines in SMAA Football action on Saturday, Sept. 13.
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Minor football continued at Norm Perry Park on Sept. 13. In Atom action, the Sarnia Firefighter’s Association Razor Claws downed the Sylvan Learning Centre Firebolts 30-0, and the Steeves and Rozema Shock Wave defeated the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Iron Hides. 24-0. In Bantam, the Sarnia Police Association Tiger Sharks beat the Optimist Club… Read more »

Sarnia books and authors, Part 3

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It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry, To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part Three: Sarnia: 100 Years History Committee of the Sarnia Centennial Celebration Committee A… Read more »

High school senior football

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Jordan Walsh (3) of Northern Collegiate narrowly escapes the grasp of Matthew Simic (66) of St Patrick’s High School in senior boys high school football action at Norm Perry Park on Sept 12. Northern defeated St. Pat’s 49-10. Bruce Smith Photo

More Sarnia authors and books published in 2014

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It has been a banner year for Sarnia authors, from sports to history, and children’s books to poetry, To help match local readers with local writers The Journal has prepared a compendium of 2014 titles. Here, in no particular order, is Part Two:   The First Canadian Allen Wells The First Canadian is an approving… Read more »

Deadly dog disease found in park

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A second case of a highly contagious virus deadly to dogs has been found in Canatara Park. Dog owners are being warned to keep pets away from the park unless they’ve been vaccinated for canine parvovirus. “Parvo” is spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with feces. Symptoms include lethargy, vomiting, fever and bloody… Read more »

Volleyball tryouts

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Twin Bridges Volleyball is holding tryouts for travel teams on 28. Following a successful season with girls last year the non-profit club is looking to expand into boys teams. Girls U14 to U18 teams are expected, with boys’ teams in the 15-to-17-age range possible The season runs from October to early April, and unlike hockey,… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: An amazing trick for hummingbirds

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Ginny Schleihauf I stood on Clara’s deck on the outskirts of Sarnia with a bit of doubt. But I thought I should give her the courtesy of waiting a few minutes to see what happened. Clara, whose friends call her “Raz,” claims she feeds hummingbirds. That didn’t seem strange … until she told me she… Read more »

Three schools once stood on the same Lochiel Street site

The old Lochiel School (1872-1924) and behind it the teacher-training Model School stood on the grounds of today's Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre. From a postcard by Louis Pesha.
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John Rochon  Most Sarnians are familiar with the Lochiel Kiwanis Centre located at the end of Lochiel Street between College Avenue and Forsyth Street, and many will remember it as the Lochiel Street School, but few will remember when, from 1916 – 1924, three schools occupied the site. In 1872 the four-room Lochiel School was… Read more »

No strings attached: David Moore’s kite helps connect with the struggling and isolated

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Cathy Dobson Sometimes it’s one person’s small gesture that can make a life-changing difference. Just ask Sarnia’s David Moore. He was a Grade 9 student at Central Collegiate back in the 1960s when arts teacher Bill Norfolk urged him to enroll in the school’s vocational arts program, rather than pursue the sciences. Moore spent the… Read more »